simple database?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Eusebius, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Eusebius macrumors member

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    Microsoft Office for Windows includes a database application called Access. This is missing from the Apple version of Office. Back in my old PC days I used Access to maintain a simple database to keep track of architecture in different countries. Is there a similar application for OS X (I'm on Tiger)? It needn't be compatible with the Access format. Please, not Filemaker: it's very expensive and it's overkill for my purposes.
     
  2. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look here at the thread on the low-end Filemaker database app called Bento. It may fit your need, it may not.

    Be advised that it is a trial software, not released, and could change. The entire thread was informative to me, and led me to testing it. Also inexpensive.

    You might also want to give Numbers a try, and before people start shooting at me, it can be used as a quasi-database of sorts.
     
  3. Slumbercub macrumors regular

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    What about one of the notebook/freeform database applications that are numerous on the Mac platform. The first one that springs to mind for your purposes would be DevonThink
     
  4. Eusebius thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the suggestions. Bento is for Leopard only, and I'm still happily on Tiger. I'll have a look at Numbers and DevonThink.
     

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